Goodbye Winter, Hello Summer
After what has felt like a VERY long and sleepy winter in Coromandel, summer finally feels like it’s arrived. What a welcome sight it was to see some new faces from out of town rolling into Coromandel this week!
In a recent Bachcare survey Whitianga was voted the top destination when Aucklanders were asked where they’d most like to go this summer. It’s no surprise because when you’re looking for something to do over the summer/school holidays there are no shortage of activites in the area and plenty of events coming up too. Who wouldn’t want to pack a picnic lunch and head down to Lonely Bay for a chilled out afternoon of body surfing and boat watching? Boating, fishing, hiking, swimming, chilling and relaxing are what we do best in the Coromandel… and now that we have some adventure tourism in the area what better way to offset that chilled out vibe than by getting behind 450hp of Chevvy engine propelled by a NZ made Hamilton Jet and blasting your socks off hitting mind blowing spins and slides at full speed?
The Extravaganza Fair kicks off local events in Whitianga on the 27th of December down at the Buffalo Beach Reserve. With plenty of entertainment and retail stalls there’s something for everyone and entry is free so it’s well worth checking out.
From the 28th of December the Whitianga Wellbeing Market runs for about 10 days with free daily seminars and workshops to attend along with natural health therapies, organic skin and beauty products to name just a couple of the many things available.
If live music is your jam then head to the Coroglen Tavern for The Broods on the 2nd and Rockin’ Horse on January 5th with a bunch of different bands playing a range of chilled out acoustic delights.
The next day head to Hahei Market Day for some food truck action and retail therapy before hitting the beach and cooling off for a swim in the turquoise waters.
For a full list of events in the Coromandel over the summer season head to The Coromandel’s official tourism website https://www.thecoromandel.com/events/events-calendar/
If none of those take your fancy then a visit to Cathedral Cove might be on the cards. In pre-covid times Cathedral Cove would host hundreds of thousands of visitors annually so now may be the perfect time to soak up the beautiful natural formation with none but your own fellow kiwis around to enjoy it with. To get from Whitianga to Cathedral Cove you can drive and then walk 45 minutes along the track or jump on Cathedral Cove Jet and we’ll get you there faster than anyone!!
Jet boat ride for all ages! My husband and I are in our late 60's and we loved Justin's new jet boat ride to Cathedral Cove - the spins were awesome!! The overall experience is a must do on your visit to this gorgeous area. We felt safe in the hands of an experienced skipper and would...
Epic Adventure A must to do! Epic adventure AWESOME skipper, so thrilling and loved every minute of this tour. Flying through the open ocean and spinning on queue, and a mention to the visit to Cathedral Cove, WOW what a feeling, very safe too!
Excellent. Thrilling. So worth it. Capable and competent guide. Friendly, approachable and careful. Well paced. My granddaughter is still talking about the 360s, the snapper, the 360s, the speed...oh what fun. Loved it.